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Old 12-26-2008, 08:53 PM   #57
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Sorry, I don't have video/audio recording capability on this trip. I can say that the V6 has a nice sound, but it isn't as BOLD as the V8. The best I can say is when the car is pulling away with a good bit of throttle, it sounds like a nice high performance V6 should. I like it. It just isn't the V8.

To answer other qustions, the ride is outstanding. Body control and damping are very good. It has a firm but far from harsh ride. As I've stated before it is an outstanding highway cruiser.

Handling....well I haven't had the roads or gumption to go much beyond 6/10ths or so. But so far I have little I'd complain about.

Again, the max hardware for handling and braking aren't on this car, so for what it has.....I think it's quite good. But if you want the best handling and braking, you may want to consider the SS with the Brembo brakes and Performance Tires.
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:58 PM   #58
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I don't know Tango. There seems to be an awful lot of interest in these cars by the average public. Just look at the response that these cars have been getting out on the road. I would say that Chevy decided to do the pre-order activities to allow us enthusiasts to know a little about the car and order. I think you will see a huge blitz to the general public once this car starts hitting the road and lots. Only time will tell though for sure whether the Camaro will appeal to the general public and if it will be a huge success or not.
Camaro is KING. If it were up to the people on this site, i have no doubt it would not disappoint. I just hope we have some "Enthusiasts" in GM mgt.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:14 PM   #59
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Thanks so much to you and heather for sacrificing your time for us here at Camaro5
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So how does she run my friend?

SUN ROOF OPEN =
I know.... I know... but watch your mouth, you can almost get kicked out of here for making fun of the roof!
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:19 PM   #60
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That's right; we're talking more than an inch of difference - which is do or die for the taller folks.
I'm tall and I'd glady scooch my head down or cock it sideways if it meant the sunroof didn't have to look so weak when open!
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:22 PM   #61
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You're right, for the enthusiast you're going to find all the info you need short of seeing it in person. But the car is only going to be a success if it can appeal to a wider audience. That is the goal of any company offering any product for sale. GM is in trouble in this area. It is undeniable.
I was at the Indianapolis Auto Show today. They had two Camaros, a black 2LT/RS and the Dale Jr. SEMA car. I found it extremely difficult to get pictures of the cars by themselves without people looking at them. The comments I heard were great, people praised the car all over. I overheard the GM rep telling a guy that the V6 put out over 300 horsepower and 27 MPG, and all he could do was stare back at the rep with this silly look on his face.

It's appealing to people all right...I'm sure a few people at Indy today are ready to open up their checkbooks.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:07 PM   #62
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EXCUSE ME !!!!!!!!!! Some rude dude comes on here with 10 posts who joined 30 months late (some hard core enthusiast !) and says We are all idiots if we don't agree with his POV? And he doesn't know where the caps button is on a key board? BTW no one else includes taxes and registration in comparing MSRP. Take a MIDOL!
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:08 PM   #63
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Thank-you Number 3 for your information. Did you pick this car up from Oshawa?
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:18 PM   #64
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where in cali are you located at?
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:24 PM   #65
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Ok Everyone, please keep this thread on topic. There is no test to become an enthusiast. We all agree that we are very grateful to have Heather and Number 3 share their time and experience with us. So lets keep that in mind when posting here.

So, far they both have been extremely accommodating and helpful.

Lets not diminish the cool factor of this thread with off topic arguments.

And thanks again Number 3!!

Much appreciated.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:56 PM   #66
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gotta say... the more i see that non-RS front end, the more i love it!
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:59 PM   #67
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^do you mean the non ss front end???

or the non RS head lights???

or both???

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Old 12-26-2008, 11:05 PM   #68
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^do you mean the non ss front end???

or the non RS head lights???

or both???

both... after seeing Heather's, Number 3's, & the test track display cars (on top of the few we've already seen), i feel lots better about not getting the RS package
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:10 PM   #69
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #70
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If you're paying $45K for your Camaro you screwed something up real big...
Why would you say that?

Mine comes to over $37,000 and that is with only Auto, Sunroof and RS added to the 2SS. I can see it easily reaching $45,000 if you add performance parts or visual enhancements.

With tax and fees I'm sure I'm looking at around $40,000. If I added the GFX and Accessory Grille I'd be near $45,000 probably too.
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